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The Adventures of Tartu

Published 1943

The versatile Robert Donat is Captain Terrence Stevenson a.k.a. Jan Tartu, a British spy well versed in Russian and Rumanian that is assigned to aid Czech partisans in destroying a poison gas factory operated by Nazis.

Run time 90 min.
Producer Irving Asher
Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: Zee Zelot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2012
Subject: As Vulcan Said
This propaganda film pits a British-born, German-educated, chemical engineer (Stevnson - Robert Donat) who speaks Rumanian, German and Russian fluently against Nazis in Eastern Europe. Captain Stevenson becomes an Iron Guard named Tartu (the real Tartu is dead) and heads off, with minimal briefing and no espionage experience, to upset a Nazi plot. Stevenson seeks to infiltrate a German chemical weapons plant but needs help from the local resistance to succeed. But how, posing as a Nazi, can he get the underground to trust him?
Reviewer: Lydian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 19, 2010
Subject: Star Wars inspiration?
Robert Donat is great. This is an imaginative WWII spy story with a couple of surprises. I think George Lucas must have seen it - look at the chase through the gas factory.
Reviewer: gzd - - November 20, 2009
Subject: 13 minutes of footage missing?
This version has a running time of 1h30mn, compared with an official running time of 1h43mn for the US version per IMDB (1h51mn for the UK cut).
There is another complete upload on the archive in the MPEG-2 format.
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